An outline of the the assessment strategy for the course

The summative assessments for this module consist of two components using the students’ own professional experience.

Formative Assessments

Completion of a Reflective Practice WIKI The online classroom in VITAL has a number of WIKIs (individual templates) which allow students to complete a documented reflection relating to key areas in End of Life Care. Wiki's are engaged to enable reflection on the learning, which occurs within the workshops, online activities, and self-directed learning. The reflections are completed online for peers / moderators to view and comment.

Summative Assessments

The summative assessments provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the targeted Learning Outcomes and illustrate application to practice.

  1. AT1: A Poster Presentation, enabling the students to focus on an aspect of End of Life Care relevant to their clinical practice and illustrating principles covered in the module (20%);
  2. AT2: A 5,000 word written Case History review, enabling critical reflection on the practice and policies that shape End of Life Care. These linked assessments build on the core learning within the module and provide students with the opportunity to focus on areas of interest specific to their clinical practice. This new 30 credit module is offered as professional CPD.

The module is designed to be included in future and existing professional practice programmes of study (e.g. palliative care, cancer, or cross-faculty programmes) and will enable the student to develop an educational programme that meets their particular interests.

The module content and format has been designed to widen national and international participation, to increase numbers and viability. The Academic Palliative and End of Life Care Centre, Liverpool is the host site for the International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Person and this will be used to provide expert input within the module, and as a vehicle to market the module. 

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